Horse Law / Equine Law

Koffels holds a unique place in Equestrian Law from personal hands on experience. Apart from a strong family involvement over the last 25 years, Ross Koffel has held office with the Equestrian Federation of Australia (NSW Branch), Horse Trials Australia (NSW), and the Showjumping Council (NSW). Koffels provides sponsorship to Equestrian Sport, including Dressage NSW, and are the Honorary Solicitors for the Showjumping Council of NSW.

We offer legal advice in all areas of Equestrian Law including The Olympic Disciplines & The Racing Industry. Our advice covers buying and selling, leasing, exporting performance horses and Syndication. We are able to prepare documentation of all transactions including Stallion Agreements in the Thoroughbred Industry.

Koffels offers advice as to the organisation of equestrian activities including shows, competitions and the insurance implications of these activities.

Koffels can provide advice regarding any aspect of Horse Law including:

  • Public Liability claims
  • Agreements
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Purchase or Sale of Horses
  • Disputes
  • Ownership Disputes
  • OverseasTransaction
  • Provision of Experts
  • Racing Industry
  • Breeding/Stud Agreements
  • Litigation
  • Training Agreements
  • Agistment & Lease
  • Contracts
  • Syndications
  • Tax,Duty, Cross Border
  • Purchase at Auction
  • Personal Property Securities Registration

Koffels have had direct personal involvement in all the Olympic disciplines of Equestrian sport and as a result offers unique experience in dealing with equestrian related matters.

We are also experienced litigators in equestrian disputes including disputes as to sale and purchase insurance and veterinary negligence claims.

Koffels is the premier firm dealing in Equestrian Law as a speciality, supported by our international LAW network.

We have successfully acted in matters involving disputed ownership, veterinary malpractice, fraud, injury, insurance, misrepresentation, carnets, duty, international sales, agistment, leases and have carried out due diligence of large equestrian properties.

As with all things, the precaution of seeking informed advice prior to entering into any binding agreement is paramount. We give knowledgeable advice in all aspects of the horse industry with the background to understand the issues of this specialist industry. With our fundamental understanding of Equestrian Sport, Koffels can give you the edge over other representation.

We are the Lawyers who know horses.

Also see Sports Law